The Darkness Shares New Video – “Rock And Roll Deserves to Die”

Long-running rockers The Darkness will release their new album Easter is Cancelled, due out on the Cooking Vinyl Label on October 4th. The band just shared their new video for ‘Rock And Roll Deserves to Die’, which you can watch here.


Bass player Frankie Poullain comments, “A lot of bands have relinquished their duty. Rock and roll is so uniform now. Everybody dresses the same, looks the same, sounds the same. It’s pathetic. It deserves to die. Let’s kill the cliché. Let’s break the crucifix. That’s partly what the album is about.”

Justin Hawkins comments about the album: “At the end of days, humankind must consider the essential truths of existence. The Darkness, your vanguard in life’s journey, have stared into the abyss. The observations we bring from the edge are set out in a new record album, titled ‘Easter is Cancelled’.

This far-reaching communiqué examines man’s brutality to man, the dichotomies that we live within and the alternate realities that exist alongside our blinkered comprehension of the Universe. The song cycle defines human existence through a parable – the slow lingering death and eventual glorious re-birth of rock and roll.

In the search for perfect sonic equivalents of core truths, every musical instrument of the world has been explored and exploited to its fullest extent. Endless days in studios, museums, spiritual retreats and places of learning turned into endless months, as deeper and deeper layers of truth were uncovered, translated and set for eternity in sound.

The result is a literally Biblical record, and those who have said that rock and roll is the Devil’s music should listen and understand that it is, in truth, the voice of God.

This is the grandest statement any band has ever made, and the endeavour has taken its toll. In achieving such a mighty goal, a line is drawn and this will be the last traditional music album from The Darkness – having confronted the eternal and ultimate, we must now move on to higher art forms. The future is an open door. Who’s in here?”

Easter Is Cancelled track listing:

Rock And Roll Deserves To Die

How Can I Lose Your Love

Live ‘til I Die

Heart Explodes

Deck Chair

Easter Is Cancelled

Heavy Metal Lover

In Another Life

Choke On It

We Are The Guitar Men

The Darkness ‘Easter Is Cancelled’ 2019 Tour


26th – Belfast, Limelight

27th – Dublin, Academy

29th – Nottingham, Rock City


1st – Birmingham, O2 Academy

2nd – Leicester, O2 Academy

3rd – Southend, Cliffs Pavilion

5th – Norwich, UEA

6th – Cambridge, Corn Exchange

7th – Bath, Pavilions

9th – Portsmouth, Pyramids

10th – Brighton, Dome

11th – Watford, Colosseum

13th – Manchester Academy

14th – Newcastle, O2 Academy

15th – Glasgow, O2 Academy

17th – York, Barbican

18th – Liverpool, O2 Academy

20th – London, Roundhouse